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Lovely Apple House on Kyoto's Historical East Side

The front of Apple House ( private gate and entrance )
66 reviews
The front of Apple House ( private gate and entrance )
The approach to Apple House along a narrow lane.
Four people can comfortably sit and eat in the kitchen / dining area
The kitchen is well equipped and has both Japanese and western utensils
Tatami mat living area with low table / chairs, TV, DVD and CD players, Internet access, guides etc.
Modern toilet with heated seat!
Vanity unit ( with hairdryer ) and entrance to bathroom
Deep Japanese hot tub and shower. Wonderfully relaxing after a lot of temple-hopping!
Super comfortable futons in one of the bedrooms. Plenty of hanging and storage space for clothes etc
Two modern 6-gear bicycles come with the house. Most locals cycle - a great way to explore the city!
Bustling Shugakuin neighborhood with shops and local station
Take the local 'train' to Demachiyanagi ( 8 minutes, ¥200 ) convenient for the Imperial Palace
Majestic Mount Hiei ( 850m ). A thigh-burning 2-hour climb, or take a cable car
Sekisanzenin just up the road
Japanese maples on fire near Manshuin temple - this area is incredible at the end of November
Yellow cherry blossom!
Washing vegetables from Shugakuin Imperial Villa's fields
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
When we opened Apple House in early 2009, we wanted to provide comfortable, reasonably-priced Japanese accommodation in this peaceful yet very convenient neighborhood of Kyoto City. Comments made by many of the guests who have stayed with us praise the cleanliness and comfort of the house, particularly the quality of sleep, and also the ease of getting around Kyoto on the city's excellent transport system.

Apple House is a detached, two-bedroomed house in a conservation area on Kyoto's famous east side. Tourist hotspots such as Gion and Kiyomizu Temple are easily reached by bus, train or bicycle ( we provide two modern ones with gears and baskets ), and also there are many enchanting shrines and temples within walking distance of your front door. Three good supermarkets, coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and many other amenit...
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About the Owner, Hiroko J
Languages spoken: Japanese, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : May 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 66 reviews and 1 property
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Andreaz Z
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was a really cozy place to stay. Really clean and perfect place to stay with the family. We were 4 people, it was me, my wife and our two kids (3 and 7 years old). It was really nice statying in this neighbourhood. Our kids really enjoyed the house! It was also a perfect place to stay for getting...

Steve S
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Apple House is a terrific place for a couple to enjoy the best of Kyoto. It is located in an authentic, quite neighborhood with friendly, helpful neighbors. The fantastic Kyoto bus lines are very close and the subway is also very close. What we liked especially are the bicycles that Apple House provides. Going a short distance to get food...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
Reviewed April 28, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

At Apple House, you will be sure to have your privacy and quietness. After a busy day of sightseeing, coming back to Apple House was a pleasurable experience. This is a typical Japanese house with its Japanese style bath. The house has no central heating system, so there is a heater/AC in every room. You might feel a bit cold...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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  • 3rd / 4th person charge: $19 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
- We only accept Japanese Yen: ¥9,000 / night low season, ¥12,000 / night high season ( for 2 people ).
- We offer discounts for stays longer than one week.
- We ask guests to pay for utilities used. These are charged at suppliers' rates and usually total a few hundred Yen per day.
- Payment is through Paypal using a credit card.
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About the neighborhood
Apple House is located in a quiet conservation area of Kyoto City where guests can have the best of both worlds - you can easily access the main tourist areas by excellent public transport, and can sleep very well at night ( many people mention how well they can sleep ).

Shugakuin is a very traditional neighborhood of Kyoto. Many families have lived here for generations and old farmhouses can still be found in the midst of more modern properties. There are several temples and shrines within walking distance, including the splendid Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Manshuin and Shisendo temples. Simply walking or cycling around the narrow lanes is a pleasure with so many immaculate gardens to see.

Three good supermarkets, a 7-11, bakeries, coffee shops, and other amenities including the local tra...
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